After getting up at the crack of dawn, riding the subway, Ford's Theater, National Archives, & 2 Smithsonian Museums. . . we were starting to get tired. We had one more stop on our wish list for the day: The Air & Space Museum. It was in exactly the OPPOSITE place we were at so we had to walk for quite a while. My poor kids had blisters on their feet by the time the day was done.
On our way across the mall we stopped to take a few pictures of the Capitol building. It was quite beautiful.
I was also fascinated with the Smithsonian Castle. We'll definitely have to go back & see that one.
We spent about an hour in the Air & Space Museum. My mom & I have always been space buffs so it was fun sharing that love of the universe with my kids.
|Apollo 11 - I can't believe they fit 3 guys in there for an extended|
period of time. I'd go nuts!
|The moon landing module|
We walked around the space side of things. . . touched a real moon rock & explored telescopes, stars, planets, & other fun things. Then we made our way upstairs to the Kitty Hawk area. The kids enjoyed seeing the actual plane flown by Orville & Wilber Wright that made them famous. I didn't realize it was the actual glider they used in 1903 on display. I thought it was a replica, but nope. It was the ACTUAL plane. How exciting to say we've seen it in person!
|Amelia Earhart & her plane|
|The kids loved ALL the airplanes in the museum.|
|My beautiful Mom in front of the Washington|
We had a fabulous day. We exhausted ourselves with all we were able to do in a few short hours. We hopped the subway back to our hotel & wound up all taking naps at 3 in the afternoon. What a bunch of lazy people, I know. ha ha ha.
We took the kids swimming at the hotel pool that evening & just enjoyed some down time for the rest of the night.